Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:21 am

Have been trying to find a Hitzer 82FA furnace used for a while now with out any luck at all. Have started looking at the Riteways and they seem to be almost the same thing. Does anyone out there have a list of the Riteway stove models that were made and the specs of each model especially the furnace models? Also what are the differences between the Hitzer and Riteway other then the door handles?

Thanks again guys,
Glenn
grobinson2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: (2) EFM 520's
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Hitzer 354 Custom
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Nut
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1927 2in1

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:19 pm

None of you guys out there know anything about these Riteway stoves??? Come on... They sold a billion of those things there has to be someone around here who is willing to talk about them. :)

Glenn
grobinson2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: (2) EFM 520's
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Hitzer 354 Custom
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Nut
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1927 2in1

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:36 pm

Enter Riteway in Search...You'll find plenty talk.

The Riteway Model 37 is same size as Hitzer 82.

Member here had his fathers Hitzer 82 on Ebay a coulpe months back and I believe it did not sell.

Rare that anyone ever sells one used...they just run the crap out of them. :!:

AFAIK, the differences between the two are nothing major...just differences in how they went about fabricating them.

The basic design concept has never really changed from the early 1970's.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:41 pm

This stuff is darn hard to find...

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McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:38 am

Thanks for the info guys. Any idea why Hitzer lists there's at 100,000 BTU and the Riteway is listed at 73,000 BTU when it is almost the same thing? I currently have a Home Heater Brand stove that I got from a friend. It is basically a Harman Mark III on speed and with out a window, holding I would guess around 150 pounds of coal or more. I was going to put an air jacket around it and pipe it into my duct work. Would the Riteway be more effeciant then the Home Heater Brand? I am only going to be burning coal.
The Riteway I am looking at is of course the 37 and has the blower and air jacket just like the Hitzer 82FA.

Thanks again,
Glenn
grobinson2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: (2) EFM 520's
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Hitzer 354 Custom
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Nut
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1927 2in1

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:12 am

If you are good with sheet metal, and want to be creative, just make a jacket for your existing stove. You can always buy a Hitzer or Riteway if the jacket doesn't work out.

Greg L.
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:32 pm

grobinson2 wrote:Thanks for the info guys. Any idea why Hitzer lists there's at 100,000 BTU and the Riteway is listed at 73,000 BTU when it is almost the same thing? I currently have a Home Heater Brand stove that I got from a friend. It is basically a Harman Mark III on speed and with out a window, holding I would guess around 150 pounds of coal or more. I was going to put an air jacket around it and pipe it into my duct work. Would the Riteway be more efficient then the Home Heater Brand? I am only going to be burning coal.
The Riteway I am looking at is of course the 37 and has the blower and air jacket just like the Hitzer 82FA.

Thanks again,
Glenn


As far as the BTU difference between the 2 , the 82 FA has an additional row of horizontal fire brick laid over the standard bottom vertical row...hence a deeper bed of fuel can be had...any older Ritway or Hitzer 82 could be retrofitted to have the same brick configuration and higher BTU rating.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:46 pm

Thanks again guys for the info. Now that makes since about the fire bricks, I could not for the life of me why the BTU range was different. I just found a Riteway up in Conn. for $200+ and it looks like it is in good condition. Looking at a 4 hour drive to get it though. Hummm....

Thanks again guys,
Glenn
grobinson2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: (2) EFM 520's
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Hitzer 354 Custom
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Nut
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1927 2in1

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:28 pm

For $200.00+ price tag and it already has blower and air jacket I would not be too concerned about 4 hour drive...you would have a lot more time and money "doing it yourself" to your Home Heater.

You'll have plenty of work to do just connecting the Riteway to your duct work.
Don't forget to add dampers in both ducts if connecting in parallel to existing furnace or you'll push hot air backwards through the existing furnace filter and vice-versa.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:24 pm

That is kind of what I figured but I wanted to check. As for the furnace hookup I have of course been reading around the forum reading topics that of course relate to hooking up a coal furnace into existing duct work. As of right now I do not use the oil fired furnace at all and have not used it for three years. We heat the house with the Coalbrookdale Darby and so even though I will be plumbing the Riteway into my existing duct work the oil fired furnace will not be used unless I need it to just push the air around the house. Of course the Riteway will be sitting right next to my oil furnace and will be piped into the chimney that the oil furnace used to use. The cold air return for the oil furnace was coming from my first floor but that was covered over last year when we put in a hardwood floor in the living room. Is this going to pose a problem or can I just pipe my Ritway air into the cold air return? For some reason I am thinking I read that I can not or should not do this. I hate feeling like a noobe all over again.

Thanks again,
Glenn
grobinson2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: (2) EFM 520's
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Hitzer 354 Custom
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Nut
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1927 2in1

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:03 pm

May as well try your idea and see if it suits you. Sounds like you have been moving the hot air away from the Coalbrookdale Darby that way for some time now.

If you would used Riteway blower...just blow into hot air supply and block off oil furnace w/ piece of plywood or better yet something non-combustionable in place of the furnace filter.

No need to send heat inside the old oil furnace. Block wherever it is easiest to do...any blockage is like shutting off a valve to stop the flow of heated air.

Since you don't have oil furnace connected to a chimney no risk of blocking it in filter compartment. Maybe make a sign to hang on oil furnace to alert anyone of blockage condition.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:30 pm

That sounds quite easy. Already have a sign on the furnace. Is there anyway I can filter my air intake that the Riteway will be pulling in so I don't blow basement dust all over my house?

Thanks again,
Glenn
grobinson2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: (2) EFM 520's
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Hitzer 354 Custom
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Nut
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1927 2in1

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:46 am

McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Riteway Stove/Furnace Models?

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:55 pm

Well I was able to talk to the guy again today who has the Riteway and while he was a super nice guy as it turns out it is not the furnace model. :( Quite disappointed to say the least. Apparently they did not make too many of the furnace model because when I think I find one anywhere around the country it ends up being the regular one with out an air jacket. If you know of anyone selling a Hitzer or Riteway with the air jacket please do shoot me a line. Unfortunately I have to move on this project rather soon so unless I come up with a Hitzer or Riteway I am going to turn the Home Heater into a furnace.

Thanks again,
Glenn
grobinson2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: (2) EFM 520's
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Hitzer 354 Custom
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Nut
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1927 2in1

Visit Lehigh Anthracite